William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Applicants for the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will receive their respective degrees from December 2018 through August 2019. If you are receiving your doctorate degree and have permission to walk in graduation from your academic school, you are eligible to apply for this award. 

Applicants should submit all their materials online no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. All IUPUI faculty/staff and community partner recommendations must be completed no later than Monday, February 18, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Applicants will be notified of their selection for this award no later than March 13, 2019. 

Please take a few moments to review that you have all of the necessary materials prepared to fill out the application. Flip the switches below by clicking on them to mark the sections that you have ready. Once you have all the necessary materials and have all the sections flipped to "yes," you may continue to the submission page.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application consists of the following components: confirmation of application eligibility, two recommendations, documentation of civic engagement experiences, personal essay, and personal abstract.

 Applicant information including overall GPA (if applicable).

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required with a preferred GPA of 3.0 and higher. Applicant GPAs will be verified via IUPUI student records.

GRADUATE and PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, if applicable. Applicant GPAs will be verified via IUPUI student records. If you do not have a GPA, please indicate "4.0" on your application.    

 Recommenders’ information.

One recommendation letter is required from an IUPUI faculty or staff member who has advised, supervised, or observed the applicant’s community-based/civic engagement experience(s).

One recommendation is required from a community partner or member who has advised, supervised, or observed the applicant’s community-based/civic engagement experience(s). The recommendation consists of a questionnaire to be completed and with a space for additional comments; a full recommendation letter is allowed, but not required.

 Documentation of no more than three civic/community engagement experiences
 Personal essay (1,000 word maximum)

UNDERGRADUATES: Applicants are asked to upload an essay no more than 1,000 words that address the following statement: "I have a responsibility and a commitment to use the knowledge and skills I have gained as an undergraduate college student to collaborate with others who may be different from me to help address issues in society.” Applicants are asked to explain the ways in which they agree or disagree with this statement and provide personal examples. The definition and dimensions of a civic-minded graduate should serve to inform your essay.

GRADUATE and PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: Applicants are asked to upload an essay of no more than 1,000 words that addresses the following statement: "I have a responsibility and commitment in my career to use the professional knowledge and skills that I have gained through my graduate education to collaborate and to build consensus with others across differences to address social issues." Applicants are asked to explain the ways in which they agree or disagree with this statement and provide personal examples. The definition and dimensions of a civic-minded professional may serve to inform your essay.

 Personal abstract (75-word maximum)